Destination: Interlaken, Switzerland

This town is located between two lakes, Thun and Brienz. It was a foggy afternoon when we arrived but the views still look so beautiful.   We booked in a hotel in the village of Widerswil when we came to Switzerland. It was part of a tour that we booked last year.  Both me and…

Planning our rail travel

We have booked a tour in Eastern Europe for my birthday. The trip starts in Munich – so we need to make our way there. The husband prefers taking the train, instead of flying. From where we live, it will take four train rides and a total of fifteen hours to reach Munich. Whew! I…

Destination: Bakewell, England

Pudding or Tart? These are two things you can find in Bakewell – Bakewell Tart or Bakewell Pudding. It was the latter that was accidentally created here in the mid-19th century. It has a flaky pastry with a layer of jam and topped with egg and almond paste. Of all the shops, i prefer getting…

Destination: Shrewsbury

On our way home from Wales, we stopped in Shrewsbury. I visited this town in 2010 and it had a lasting impression on me. This time we were only there for a couple of hours because we have ran out of coins to pay for parking.  If you’re not going inside any museums or buildings…

Crossing the Stream in the Sky

Last week we went to Wales for only one reason – to see and walk across the Pontycysyllte Aqueduct. My parents-in-law have told me about this aqueduct when we went on a boating holiday with them in 2014. It was also shown recently on Channel 5’s Celebrity Carry On Barging. My interest on the place…

Visita Iglesia 2017

Visita Iglesia, or Seven Churches Visitation is a Holy Week tradition back home in the Philippines. This is usually done on Maundy Thursday or until Good Friday, when devotees visit and pray in seven different churches. The Augustinian missionaries introduced this practice in 1540s. Initially, this was to honor the Blessed Sacrament but nowadays it…

Destination: Chester

If you did not come here to shop, there are many things you can do in Chester. For me, we have to do the city wall walk. It is a good start to get your bearings around this walled city. We started our walk from the Eastgate, built during the Georgian era. The original gate…

Rufford Abbey Country Park

If you have time like we did, head to Rufford Abbey. It is only about 3 miles from Sherwood Forest Country Park. This is another good place for woodland and lakeside walks.

Crepes and Galettes

We were meandering around the market yesterday morning when we saw this blue vintage Citroen truck selling crepes and galettes. The business is called Kreptruck. It is being run by a very nice couple. I usually go for the Nutella crepe but the galette menu looked enticing. I was torn between hummus and piquante. I decided…

Nature Reserve by the Bridge

Nestled by the River Humber is a 110 acre country park and nature reserve with various walking paths and other activities for everyone to enjoy. We came here today for a walk around the nature reserve. Our walk started from the car park next to the visitors’ centre.  We followed the Nev Cole Way by…